LANPHIER LAW FIRM UNDER INVESTIGATION BY CALIFORNIA STATE BAR, FEDERAL AUTHORITIES

The State Bar of California, while performing its due diligence during an investigation of Attorney Steele Lanphier, failed to uncover extremely pertinent information that should be a matter of public record.

A dozen years ago, Lanphier was experiencing financial difficulties when he was approached by Luis Vargas, a convicted drug dealer that served time in Federal prison. Vargas claims to be related to nefarious members of a Mexican Mafia-led drug cartel. He has been heard stating that he has millions of dollars readily available and is known for routinely lying to anyone for any reason to elicit even more money. Vargas is a self-proclaimed -gangster-; he recruited Lanphier by advancing him a large sum of money to pay off his personal debts as well as additional funds to allow him to promote and advertise his law firm. Vargas insisted that his girlfriend, Norma Guzman, handle all monetary transactions and perform legal duties within Lanphier’s firm. Vargas directs Ms. Guzman to falsify amounts on their 2016 statement to avoid detection by Lanphier. Ultimately, Vargas gained complete authority of all business aspects of the firm and makes all the decisions while Lanphier makes none; even though he had entered into an equitable financial fee-split arrangement with Lanphier, Vargas insisted on pilfering even more money from the firm. Vargas has brazenly stated -I am the the (expletive) owner, I am (expletive) Lanphier.- In partnership with some non-attorney -associates-, including David Silva and Caesar (last name unknown), Vargas has managed to gain complete control and administration of Lanphier’s firm. As of this writing, Lanphier Law Firm is under investigation by both Federal Authorities and the California State bar for misappropriation of trust fund monies.

Vargas is both a user and supplier of illegal steroids, methamphetamine and other narcotics. He routinely threatens and intimidates anyone who questions or fails to follow his orders. Lanphier is in fear of unpredictable retribution from Vargas as he believes him to be not only capable, but more than willing, to carry out his threats of physical harm. Luis Vargas has several aliases, including, but not limited to, Joseph Guzman and Joseph Lopez. Together with his girlfriend, Norma Guzman, they own several trust accounts, solely for the purpose of veiling their funds from Electronic Data Discovery and the Internal Revenue Service. Vargas and others are routinely paid in cash to avoid detection by the State Bar and the IRS. It is entirely unfortunate that Steele Lanphier chose NOT to testify truthfully at State Bar Proceedings, ultimately giving his consent to this criminal enterprise that is an obvious formidable threat to the general public.

Looking for the Ideal Store for Indian Wedding Sarees

If you want to buy Indian wedding sarees from a store which you feel should cater to all your needs, it might be a good idea to look beyond the usual traditional ways. You would most probably think that looking up the favorite shops in your city was the only way to ensure that you have looked through all that is available but that is a thing of the past with the advent of online shopping, particularly with some very credible online stores for buying traditional Indian dresses. You can get from traditional sarees to contemporary salwar kameez online.

Features of the ideal online store

The ideal online store is the one which caters to all the needs of the customers, whether they are looking for some exquisite dresses for the occasion of wearing on a wedding or simply to add to their wardrobe. It would be advisable for you to look out for the most suitable online store for buying the dresses. You should choose that online store that is recommended by the most popular fashion magazines of the country. The fashion designers display their most exquisite products on an online store and the various fashion magazines of the country recommend that particular fashion website. Some of the fashion magazines that recommend a particular online store include Miss Malini, Vogue, Femina and many others. You can get plenty of traditional as well as contemporary Indian dresses from such a store and it would be advisable to browse through all the dresses that the online store has to offer before buying.

Get the most out of the online store In order to make the most of your purchase for the online store, it would be advisable for you to be very particular in making the right choice. Out of the various dresses on display, you should pick the one that is most suitable to your personality. Such dresses that appeal to you only on website but are not likely to look good while you wear them should be avoided. You should have an eye for recognizing the ideal dress for you. From Indian wedding sarees to salwar kameez online, you can get the best dresses for yourself. So, make sure you know what you want to buy and get exactly that but it may not be that bad an idea to browse through all the dresses and see whether you find some of them worth buying.

Indian wedding sarees available from an online store that is recommended by the most popular fashion magazines of the country should be considered ideal for you. Choose wisely after browsing through all the products available online visit

Tips On How To Start An Investment Club

Investment club is formed by a group of people who pool their money for joint investments. If you are a new to investing in stock market and have limited funds, starting an investment club is a great way to learn from other investors and get hands on experience in investing.

Here are some tips to starting an investment club.

1. Make sure all members understand the risks of investing. Many people who invest think they are going to be very successful, and are not prepared to lose all of their money. Unfortunately, there are no guarantees when it comes to the stock market. No one should invest money they are not willing to lose.

2. Find the right people who share the same investment objectives and goals. It is easier to get along with right minded people and learn from each other.

3. Make sure all club members agree to the partnership agreement and any other rules.

4. Join the National Association of Investors Corporation (NAIC) that provides support, information and tools on starting an investment club and investing, and publishes a monthly investor-learning magazine.

5. All members must agree to make a monthly contribution. The typical range of contribution is $20 to $100 a month. Members who contribute more than the required contribution are allowed greater share of profits.

6. Decide on how to meet and the frequency of meetings. For the initial setting up of the club, it may be best for everyone to meet in person. If all meetings are held online, it may be good to meet in person once or twice a year for social interaction. To keep up to date, it is recommended to meet 1-2 times a month.

7. Start with a small number of people. It is easier to come to an agreement when there are fewer members. When the club is established and all formal procedures are in place, new members can be invited to join.

8. Education is the main goal of an investment club. An investment club made up of educated investors will be more successful and cohesive than an investment club which is solely focused on making a profit.

9. Every investment club must have a well-defined investment style or investment philosophy. There must be clear selection criteria such as what type of stocks to invest, the acceptable risk tolerance level and rate of return. All club members should be aware of and agree to the investment style of the club.

Starting and running an investment club is an invaluable learning experience, where you can leverage on the expertise and knowledge of other investors. Investment clubs facilitate the exchange of ideas and collective decisions that are likely to produce sustainable returns.

How To Gauge The Volatility Of A Stock Market Investment

Do Your Research
You can find a great deal of information in the stock tables of your local newspaper, or your favorite financial industry publication. Those stock tables contain a wealth of information you can use to gauge the volatility of a stock market investment. Turn to the stock table in your favorite financial publication. Locate the 52-week high and low for each stock you plan to invest in.

Compare the 52-week high for the stock to the 52-week low. The difference between the 52-week high and the low is a good indicator of how volatile the stock has been over the last year, and how volatile it is likely to be in the future.

Contact the Company
Contact the investor relations department at each company and request a copy of the annual report. Some companies publish these reports online, so you might be able to find past annual reports on the company’s website. If not, check the website and find the contact information for the investor relations department.

Review the price history of the stock as shown in the annual report. A wide spread between the annual highs and lows for the stock is an indication of a highly volatile stock. A company whose share price has been more consistent has shown far less volatility.

Practice on Paper
Create a paper portfolio and track your stocks over a period of several months. List each stock on a separate line and list the daily or weekly price in each column. Tracking the stock price over time will give you a good indication of how volatile the stock is.

While nothing can totally eliminate the inherent volatility of investing in the stock market, there are a number of strategies you can use to reduce the risks of the stock market and increase your odds of finding a winning investment.

Patience for Entrepreneurs

Its summer and so for that reason Ill break from my insistence on pragmatic advice and write on a topic you might consider fluff. Yet its the biggest mistake I see small business owners make, including me. We have no patience. I think that its a given that a requirement for being an entrepreneur is to have a low grade case of ADD, or in my case, ADHD with an emphasis on the H. And in marketing, that will kill you.

I cant tell you how many times a client tries something and when there are no immediate results says “Well that doesnt work.” Its like lifting weights one day and expecting that tricep cut to develop overnight. Im not suggesting that we all go out and spend a bajillion dollars on advertising during American Idol. But I do think that in order for your PR and marketing tactics to work you have to learn to wait a bit. Here are a few tips to use to figure out if youre too impatient.

1. Are you measuring your campaign results by the number of orders youre getting off each initiative? In a word, DONT. Look at your website hits instead, or the traffic in your store. Whats the first step toward buying your product or service? Do they request a brochure? Do they visit the website? Measure by those “first steps” in the short term.

2. Are you changing your marketing strategy on a weekly or monthly basis? WRONG. You had better have confidence in your strategy (or your consultant) from the start. Nothing works if you dont believe in it 100% from the beginning. Switching around what youre doing on a constant basis and youll end up running circles.

3. Are you relying on only one outreach method? It may work now, but it will stop working eventually. Or youll end up trying one thing after another. BLEND your messaging channels. If youre doing radio, connect it to an online promotion as well. Trying guerilla marketing? Make sure youve got some PR working in conjunction with those “on the ground” techniques.

Particularly in the online world, patience is the key to success. Jay Conrad Levinson, the founder of Guerilla Marketing, believes that patience is the most important characteristic of successful entrepreneurs. Be confident in your approach. Measure it wisely. And then, like that old farmer in the field, be patient and watch the seeds of your marketing work grow.